Waste by Andrew F. SullivanWaste by Andrew F. Sullivan

Waste

byAndrew F. Sullivan

Paperback | March 25, 2016

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Larkhill, Ontario. 1989. A city on the brink of utter economic collapse. On the brink of violence. Driving home one night, unlikely passengers Jamie Garrison and Moses Moon hit a lion at fifty miles an hour. Both men stumble away from the freak accident unharmed, but neither reports the bizarre incident.Haunted by the dead lion, Moses storms through the frozen city with his pathetic crew of wannabe skinheads searching for his mentally unstable mother. Jamie struggles with raising his young daughter and working a dead-end job in a butcher shop, where a dead body shows up in the waste buckets out back. A warning of something worse to come.Somewhere out there in the dark, a man is still looking for his lion. His name is Astor Crane, and he has never really understood forgiveness.
Andrew F. Sullivan is from Oshawa, ON. His debut short story collection All We Want is Everything (ARP Books, 2013) was one of The Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2013. Sullivan no longer spends his days handling raw meat, boxes of liquor or used video games. Waste is his first novel.
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Title:WasteFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 8.11 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 8.11 × 0.67 inPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:Dzanc BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938103408

ISBN - 13:9781938103407

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I grew up in Oshawa, which is where the fictional town of Larkhill is based on and I found this novel had the mood of the town nailed. Really enjoyed this book. Visceral and vivid.
Date published: 2016-12-01

Editorial Reviews

Waste is a brutal, mesmeric debut novel." - The Globe & 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